Several countries provide treatment programs whether in hospitals or in outpatient clinics. Their purpose is to give the addicts the advice and the help to resist using drugs. “In 2012, 23 million people in the United States needed treatment for alcohol/drug use” (Heads up, 2014, para. 3). The first and the most essential way to treat drugs addiction is the motivation to self-change.
Throughout history, America has been fighting against drug and alcohol abuse in teens and adults. Many ways companies and anti drug groups try to prevent drug and alcohol abuse is through education in school systems and out of school systems. They teach young students about drugs and alcohol before they risk being around them, and they teach older students about drugs while they are around in their daily lives. Are these education programs really necessary? That’s the question many people ask, and also the question I’m going to attempt to answer.
In conclusion, drug addiction is caused by various factors such as family background, peer pressure, and mental illness among others. People take drugs to feel relaxed, and reduce stress among other reasons. However, excess taking of drugs can lead to drug addiction or drug addiction which causes body damage and maybe even lead to death. This paper has succeeded in looking at the various factors which cause drug addiction, some of which are family history of addiction, social environment, heredity, mental addiction, peer pressure, and escapism (Heymann and Brownsberger). The paper has also highlighted the physical addiction, symptoms and withdrawal.
This then opened up the topic of health, giving me a chance to explain health facts about the abuse of prescription drugs to disprove what the audience believed about drug abuse. My second text is a chart that shows the abuse of prescription drugs in teens versus the abuse of other drugs. This resource presents the percentage overall use of some popular prescription drugs and popular street drugs. I transformed the text by changing its median. By adding it to the poster I removed from its online origins and transformed it into print.
Since more and more youth are now “trying” drugs, it is important for educators to begin educating students as early as Kindergarten on promoting a healthy drug-free lifestyle. As a second grade teacher in a school division where substance abuse is relatively high and many of the student’s parents engage in substance abuse, it is important that effective strategies that are conceptually appropriate for this grade level are implemented in the classroom. Telling students that drugs are bad or they will die if they participate in substance abuse have both been proven to be ineffective approaches in promoting a drug free lifestyle. I feel that I should devote more time to specifically discuss the variety of drugs that children can be exposed to, the short term effects of using drugs, strategies to communicate effectively without turning to drugs, and other facts that are developmentally appropriate for such a young age group. Most children in second grade today are only aware of the most common drugs such as cigarettes (tobacco) and alcohol whereas in reality, there are a number of other drugs that are now being used.
The main objective of this paper is to estimate the effect of workplace smoking bans on daily cigarette consumption. Introduction Health Effects of Smoking Smoking has long been associated with lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and various oral health diseases (CDC(b), 2014). Much of the risks currently known about smoking can be attributed to the landmark Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States published in 1964. The report was the first of its kind to comprehensively conclude that cigarette consumption caused lung cancer and bronchitis (HHS, 2014). This study serves as the foundation for the numerous papers published today warning of the harmful effects of cigarette consumption.
Some people may try a drug if they are in the wrong type of environment. They may want to try it to be like someone, or to “feel cool”. There are people out there that are addicted, due to a car accident. They needed a prescription medicine for pain control then got mentally and physically hooked onto that narcotic or “pain pill”. It simply started out to be used for pain control, and then they felt like they needed more and more.
Tobacco companies should be prevented from using advertising tactics that target teenagers. There has always been controversy as to how tobacco companies should prevent using advertising tactics to target teenagers. As controversial as this is tobacco companies shouldn’t advertise teen smoking. Many teens may be lured to believe cigarette advertising because it has been part of the American Culture for years, magazine ads and the media target young people, and these companies receive a drastic increase financially; however, the advertising by these cigarette companies has disadvantages such as having to campaign against their own company, limiting their cigarette advertising and becoming a controversial dilemma as to encouraging teenagers to smoke. From billboards to newspaper advertisements, cigarette promotions started becoming part of the American Culture.
The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that assess situations and helps make good decisions is still developing during adolescence (Comorbidity). This could be why substance use begins in a person’s teenage years. Many teenagers do not realize how harmful drugs are for them. Because the brain is going through so much change, it is common for a mental illness to develop in adolescence. Most teens with mental illness symptoms self medicate themselves by using drugs, however, this worsens t... ... middle of paper ... ... question.
The war on drugs deals with every level of society. Every year, the U.S. government spends large amounts of money to control drug use and to enforce laws enacted to protect society from the dangers of certain drugs. Some argue that the fight against drugs is not needed and that society has already lost the war on drugs and the only way to remedy the problem to end most of the fighting altogether is by decriminalizing the use of marijuana. William Buckley says, "Pot is harmful, but people should not go to jail for smoking it" (Buckley 1A). Buckley was a college professor at Columbian University and admitted to smoking marijuana on a national television show in 1973.